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Technology and the internet have quickly become an integrated part of our daily lives. We use it to stay connected to our friends, family and the world. We have become citizens of a digital world without even realizing it!

Because of this, there are things we need to learn about and be aware of when we are online. It is especially important for us as educators to be teaching these things to our students so that they can grow up to be responsible digital citizens. We need to be teaching them what it means to be a digital citizen. We also need to teach them how to be safe on the internet so they can protect themselves. They also need to know what rules to follow when talking with others online. We need to start teaching these concepts at a young age so that our students can grow up prepared and protected.The following collection of links contains introductory information about Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, Cyberbullying and Netiquette. Some of the links contain information for educators and parents to explain what the topic is and how to go about teaching it to students. Other links are designed specifically for student use. This is only the beginning of the learning to get you started.

Why Teach Digital Citizenship? Classroom Posters and Resources for Teaching Students about Digital Citizenship. August 13, 2014 After posting about the iPad apps you should try in the first week of this new school year and after learning about the 26 questions students should be able to answer during this week, now comes the turn to talk to your students about digital citizenship, a concept of high importance for students overall development as good citizens.

Classroom Posters and Resources for Teaching Students about Digital Citizenship

Here are some resources I specifically curated for you to use during the first week of this school year. K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Navigating cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and other digital dilemmas are a real challenge for schools.

K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum

But technology also provides incredible opportunities for students to learn, connect, create, and collaborate in ways never before imagined. Your school can build a positive school culture that supports the safe and responsible use of technology with Common Sense Education's K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Students can build skills around critical thinking, ethical discussion, and decision making.

Digital Citizenship Resources. Educators. NetSmartKids. Untitled. Cyber Safety / Digital Citizenship. Digital Footprints and Digital Citizenship DEFINITION of Digital Footprint: A word used to describe the trail, traces, or "footprints" that people leave online.

Cyber Safety / Digital Citizenship

Digital life is both public and permanent. Everything we do online creates digital footprints that migrate and persist. Something that happens on the spur of the moment - a funny picture, an angry post - can resurface years later. Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup. InCtrl.

Super Digital Citizen. Internet Safety - Newsround Caught In The Web (9 Feb 2010) Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online. Wild About Safety: Safety Smart Online! Music Video. Cyber-Five Internet Safety. ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids.

Cyber-Five Internet Safety

The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games.

ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Kids Safety. Kids Rules for Online Safety. These rules are aimed mostly at younger children, at oldest pre-teens.

Kids Rules for Online Safety

Appropriate “rules” for online use vary by age, maturity of the child and family values (updated June, 2013) 1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number without my parents’ permission. 2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across something that makes me feel uncomfortable. NetSmartKids. Get Net Wise. Cyberbullying Toolkit. StopBullying.gov. Cyberbullying happens when kids bully each other through electronic technology.

StopBullying.gov

Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens. What is Cyberbullying? Home - Cyberbullying Research Center. Cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is just what it sounds like - bullying through Internet applications and technologies such as instant messaging (IM), social networking sites, and cell phones.

Cyberbullying

It can start easily—with a rumor, a photo, or a forwarded message—and just as easily spiral out of control. An embarrassing video posted to a social networking site by someone in Kansas tonight may be watched by someone in Japan tomorrow. Cyberbullying victims may be targeted anywhere, at any time. Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls Parent Concern. Tap here for our Free App!

Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls Parent Concern

Get all our media picks, personalized for your kids. No thanks Jump to navigation More Topics Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls. Cyberbullying — National Crime Prevention Council. Cyberbullying. Listen How Parents Can Help If you discover that your child is being cyberbullied, offer comfort and support.

Cyberbullying

Talking about any bullying experiences you had in your childhood might help your child feel less alone. Let your child know that it's not his or her fault, and that bullying says more about the bully than the victim. Digital Footprint. 5 Email Etiquette Tips for Students - Some for Teachers Too. One of my pet peeves is receiving an email that from someone that just launches into a request without stopping to address me by name.

5 Email Etiquette Tips for Students - Some for Teachers Too

For years I have told students that I won't reply to emails if they don't write "Hi Mr. Byrne" or something similar to start their emails. Many of my colleagues have similar policies, I'm sure that many of you do too. Using your recipient's name is one of five good email etiquette tips for students featured in the video embedded below. Netiquette. Netiquette Only Lesson. NetSmartzKids - Bad Netiquette Stinks. Oversharing - Digital Citizenship.

Bad Netiquette Stinks.